We have seen how some countries have used the military against their own people. What I wonder when I see this is, what goes through the soldiers mind when they shoot their own people? What do the parents of these soldiers think about their children? Are they scared of their children now? Are they proud of their children? How can a soldier in good conscious kill their own countrymen?
The US the army has deployed a hard core battle tested combat unit for the first time right here in the US. Their purpose is in the event of a terrorist attack or natural disaster. however, “They may be called upon to help with civil unrest and crowd control.” There are even claims by a former congressman we already have what is being called detention camps here in the US.
We have American combat troops stationed on American soil, We have Obama wanting a civilian national security force, and we have detention camps. What if our American soldiers are ordered to shoot or put American citizens in these camps? Would they follow orders? what if they refused to follow orders?
The military’s job is to protect the US. Not use them for civil unrest or even natural disasters. We have the National Guard for that.
When I was in the Navy and a huge storm ripped through the town we were ported in we volunteered to help with the clean up. There were no orders given. We didn’t go out in the town armed.
What is happening now is wrong on so many levels.